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Blockchain technology is a space I love, says Frank Holmes

In this interview with SmallCapPower, U.S. Global Investors CEO Frank Holmes discusses why he loves blockchain technology, and hints that investors will soon be able to participate in this growing trend.

Gold was chemically destined to be money all along

I think most of you reading this right now are aware that gold is unlike any other metal, certainly any other element.

Is this the start of a hot new metals bull market?

Major U.S. indices slid for a second straight week as President Donald Trump and North Korea both escalated their saber-rattling.

Surprise! Gold prices have beaten the market so far this century

Spot gold finished July up more than 2 percent, its best month since February, when it returned 3.7 percent.

Here’s why I think renewable energy is finally living up to hype

Global markets have steadily been adding renewables such as wind and solar to their energy mix for several years now, but according to a handful of new reports, 2016 might have been the tipping point.

Lithium suppliers can’t keep up with skyrocketing demand

Near the extinct volcano known as Monte Pissis, high in the Andes on the Chile-Argentina border, is a prime location for lithium, the silvery-white metal used in the production of lithium-ion batteries.

America’s infrastructure shortfall could be an investor’s best friend

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases its report card on the condition of America’s infrastructure, and for the second time since 2013, our nation’s roads, bridges, waterways, airports and more scored a barely-passing D+.

Why commodities could be on the verge of a massive surge

After finishing 2016 up 25 percent, commodities are getting another boost from bullish investors.

Gold gets a shot in the arm from inflation and China

The question I have is: Why would an investor deliberately choose to lose money? But that’s precisely what’s happening now with inflation where it is.

Time to take Trump seriously on infrastructure spending?

Earlier I shared with you that when it comes to President-elect Donald Trump, the media takes him literally but not seriously. His supporters, on the other hand, take him seriously but not always literally.

Here’s what oil did the last time OPEC cut production

It finally happened. For the first time since 2008, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) agreed to a crude oil production cut last week, renewing hope among producers and investors that prices can begin to recover in earnest after a protracted two-year slump, one of the worst in living memory.

Gold looks technically oversold, ready for a price reversal

As I often say, every asset class has its own DNA of volatility, which is measured by standard deviation.

No love for gold

There’s no other way to say it: Gold had a bad week. Last Tuesday alone, the yellow metal fell more than 3 percent, shuffling off $43, in its biggest one-day loss in three years.

How gold came to South Korea’s rescue

Nineteen years ago, South Korea came precipitously close to bankruptcy.

The case for natural resource equities

This week I attended the Denver Gold Forum along with three other U.S. Global Investors representatives, including our resident precious metals expert Ralph Aldis.

The war on cash is still good for gold

The consumer price index (CPI), a measure of inflation, came in hotter than expected Friday, registering 2.3 percent year-over-year in August on expectations of 2.0 percent.

Look to Chindia for gold’s love trade

The only people buying that early were quants and huge hedge funds. The question, then, was: What factors or models were the quants using to uncover gold’s meteoric rise this year?

Gold spending in India is set to get a boost from a strong monsoon season

Since before recorded human history, the people of India have had an insatiable appetite for gold, treasuring it not only for its flawless natural beauty and religious significance but also as a superb store of value.

These Olympian gold royalty companies are insanely attractive

Frank Holmes says royalty and streaming companies show great opportunity on the upside but avoid many of the risks that explorers and producers must deal with.

The last known gold deposit

Unlike fiat money, of which we can always print more, there’s only so much recoverable gold in the world. And despite the best efforts of alchemists, we can’t recreate its unique chemistry in a lab. The only way for us to acquire more is to dig.

Will the gold bull market resume after the summer correction?

Only time will tell which candidate will be triumphant in November, but in the meantime, one of the winners might very well be gold, which has traditionally attracted investors in times of political and economic uncertainty.

4 winners to emerge from Brexit

The day after the referendum, gold jumped nearly 5 percent and since then has held above $1,300 an ounce, helping to achieve its best first half of the year since 1974.

Here are the world’s top 10 gold producing mines

This year, global production is expected to level out as project development budgets were slashed during the three-year gold bear market. But with gold prices rebounding, miners are in a good position to be much more profitable.

Gold demand just had its strongest-ever first quarter

This year’s first quarter is one for the history books. Not only did gold appreciate at its fastest pace in 30 years, but demand for the yellow metal was the strongest it’s ever been on record.

Silver Wheaton: The ultimate streaming service

“There’s a healthy appetite for streams right now.”